Beef Recall Expands to 5.7 Million Pounds on E. Coli

US - A California meat supplier once again expanded a beef recall Saturday to include a total of 5.7 million pounds of both fresh and frozen products because they may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
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A woman shops for meat in Brecksville, Ohio.

United Food Group, LLC, already had announced two recalls, on June 3 and June 6. But a recent positive test for E. coli in a patient in Arizona pushed the company to expand the recall.

The tainted meat has sickened 14 people across the country — six in Arizona, three in California, two in Colorado, and one each in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. All have recovered.

The products recalled were produced in the two-week period of April 6 to April 20 and were shipped to stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. on Friday recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef shipped to Wal-Mart stores in 12 states after samples tested at a Sherman, Texas, plant showed signs of E. coli contamination.


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